Lactase is a digestive enzyme required for the breakdown of the milk sugar Lactose.
Lactase should be produced in the small intestines, however if little or no lactase is produced or if production is impaired, undigested lactose moves into the colon where it is fermented and hydrogen, carbon dioxide and organic acids are produced resulting in cramps, wind and diarrhoea.
This intolerance to lactose is not life threatening however, it can make patients feel very unwell and although eliminating milk based products is one solution, it can prove impractical as well as resulting in a very restricted diet.
Lamberts Lactase Complex 200mg provides 62mg lactase enzyme, equivalent to 4000 FCC (Food Chemical Codex) and can be used on a long term basis to reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
The enzyme activity is measured and expressed in Food Chemical Codex (FCC) units, a standard for plant enzymes that is a better description than weight in milligrams.
This is a high potency product and can only be compared with other manufacturers’ products if they supply units of activity (not weight).
Product Code: 8411.